Obi-Wan realizes this and decides to give everyone some time for repairs by facing Vader again, even if it could lead to his own death. While hugging Leia goodbye, Kenobi gives the young princess Tala’s (empty, sorry!) holster and promises her he’ll be back.
On Tatooine, Owen and Beru get a warning from a friend roasted by Reva that she’s coming their way. Owen warns Luke to sit and hide as Tuskens raids farms in the area again. But if something goes wrong, he has to run.
Obi-Wan tries to communicate with Qui-Gon one more time, telling him to face Anakin. Whether he dies or his former apprentice, this ends today. Smoking is there to wave him off, reminding the Clone Wars General that he doesn’t have to. But this is between Obi-Wan and Darth Vader, so there’s no turning back.
The Grand Inquisitor notices that an escape craft is leaving the transport with one person on board, but urges Vader to continue pursuing the rebels, as this is their chance to wipe them out completely. However, Vader is laser-focused on Kenobi and orders his ship to be prepared. As Obi-Wan braces for what he believes will be their final confrontation, they will of course meet again, in A new hope — he finds Lola in his pocket. Leia must have hidden the droid there while hugging him. Smart girl.
After following Obi-Wan’s dropship to a bald moon, Vader once again comes face to face with his former master. Obi-Wan takes out his blue lightsaber and says the same thing he said to Anakin just before their fight on Mustafar at the end of Revenge of the Sith: “I will do what I have to”†
“Then you will die‘ Father replies. They clash again.
At the same time, Reva arrives at Owen’s farm to chase Luke. A prepared and positioned Owen and Beru fire blasters, which she deflects, her usually neat braids now loose and slightly tangled after being unceremoniously fired by Vader. Luke runs and the former Inquisitor chases the boy to the dunes.
Back on the moon, Vader notes that Obi-Wan’s strength has returned, but “the weakness remains.” The Sith lord then uses the Force to bury Obi-Wan under some rocks he threw, saying, “Did you really think you could beat me? failedmaster.”
But Vader didn’t kill his former master with the collapse. Instead, Obi-Wan uses the Force to stop the rocks from crushing him. Fueled by memories of both Luke and Leia, he pushes them off and on, then catches up with Vader. Their lightsaber fight continues.
Obi-Wan fights with everything he has and eventually cuts open Vader’s helmet with his lightsaber. The movement weakens Vader, who gasps with half his face exposed. At that moment, Kenobi sees the face of his padawan for the first time in years. †Anakin,” He is calling.
Through his damaged vocoder – we hear Hayden Christensen’s voice, distorted – Vader tells his former master that ‘Anakin is gone. I am what remains.” Obi Wan tells him he’s sorry for what happened in the past, but Vader rejects it.
“I’m not your failure. You didn’t kill Anakin Skywalker – l did,” he notes, before swearing to destroy Obi-Wan in kind. Realizing that his friend is real is dead, Kenobi says to the broken man in front of him, “Goodbye, Darth,” and walks away. In an angry voice, a weakened Vader shouts “Obi-Wan!” and collapses to his knees, stiffening himself against the rocks.
Obi-Wan senses that Luke is in danger and runs after the boy in his dropship. Luke fell on Tatooine after being pushed off a rocky ledge by Reva and is knocked unconscious. When Reva approaches him to commit the murder, she sees herself at his age, and memories of Anakin butchering youths in the Jedi Temple flood back. With her lightsaber up, she is now in Anakin’s position.
Landing at Owen’s farm, Obi-Wan sees both Owen and Beru chasing Luke and preparing to go look for him in the dunes. But Reva appears in the distance and returns with the unconscious boy in her arms. She reports to Obi-Wan that she was unable to leave Vader’s offspring, and as such she failed her dead friends. Obi-Wan doesn’t see it that way and insists that she honored them and gave them peace. When Reva asks if she has become Darth Vader, Obi-Wan says no, she chose not to. And who she is now is completely up to her. Reva places her Inquisitor lightsaber in the sand and Obi-Wan declares them both free.
On Mustafar, Vader speaks to Darth Sidious through a hologram. Sidious notes that Lord Vader seems excited and wonders if thoughts of his old master have weakened him. Vader insists that Kenobi now means: nothing, and he serves only his new master. Cue “Imperial March” while Vader sits on his lone throne.
Returning to Alderaan, Leia dresses herself with one change: Tala’s holster. Both Queen Breha and Bail Organa love the new look and Leia is poised to become a leader – with a few changes, of course. All three are greeted by an arriving Obi-Wan, who offers his help to the Organas if they ever need it again.
He also comes straight to Leia about not knowing her parents. ‘Princess Leia Organa, you are wise, shrewd, kind-hearted. These are qualities that your mother gave you,” he tells her. “But you’re also passionate and fearless… candid. These are gifts from your father. Both were exceptional people who gave birth to an exceptional daughter.”
Kenobi wishes he could reveal more, but Leia says he doesn’t have to. When asked if she’ll ever see him again, Kenobi may ask her if she ever needs help from a “tired old man.” However, no one must know or else they could both be in danger. Leia hugs him goodbye and Obi-Wan offers these familiar parting words: “May the Force be with you.”
After returning to Tatooine, Obi-Wan wears his old Jedi robes as he packs up the cave where he’s lived for ten years. The former Jedi master rides an eopie to Larses’ farm and is invited by Owen to finally meet Luke. “Hello, there…” he says to the boy.
Shortly after, Obi-Wan rides through the desert and his master Qui-Gon sees Jinn as a Force ghost. (Hey, Liam Neeson!) He was beginning to think his old master would never come.
“I was always here, Obi-Wan,” Qui-Gon tells him. “You just weren’t ready to see.” But now that Kenobi is ready, they still have a way to go….
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